2008 FBI: Lieberman’s Web Site Crashed Itself
posted by April 9 at 9:30 AMon
Let’s get in the way-back machine for a moment and recall all those loud cries of foul play that came from Sen. Joe Lieberman’s 2006 re-election campaign when its web site crashed in the days before Ned Lamont’s upset primary win.
And now, let’s look at the verdict from the FBI, which investigated the incident:
It appears the culprit was a badly configured site and too much e-mail traffic, according to an Oct. 25, 2006, F.B.I. e-mail message turned over to The Advocate in response to its freedom-of-information filing.
“The server that hosted the joe2006.com Web site failed because it was overutilized and misconfigured,” the e-mail memo said. “There was no evidence of (an) attack.” According to the memo, the site crashed because Lieberman officials continually exceeded a configured limit of 100 e-mails per hour the night before the primary.